@andorski: Hmm, kinda worrying. I put the particles down to low, although I still encounter slowdown. I get 60 for the most part, but there is consistent drops to 30, no in between, just straight down to 30.
I have a friend who seldom leaves his house (he lives on his own), doesn't work, and has no desire to. I am the only person he keeps in contact with (we used to have mutual friends) nowadays apart from his family. And here's the kicker; he seems genuinely content.
I don't know whether its bad per se, but I guess if you really have no inclination to socialize why would you, just don't drop out off the planet altogether. Man cannot live on bread alone.